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crime fiction

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Detective story:

  • one murder
  • a crime scene
  • a detective and a sidekick
  • an investigative method
  • an investigation
  • a number of witnesses
  • a red herring
  • a multitude of lies
  • an objective and/or psychological analysis of the events

 

 

English: "Crime story" >> Italian: giallo d'indagine

 

"Crime story" >>> detective novel (or mystery novel; anagnorisis) + thriller (novel of suspence; ritual death) + hard-boiled novel (man-hunt)+ crook story

 

Victor Hugo (1851): 'cette victime de la paine de mort qui est là, qui nous regarde et qui nous entend!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Baptiste Nemoz, Avant le crime (1864)

 

 

 

maschera mortuaria 1721

 

1724

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Honoré Daumier 1808-1879

 

Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock - 1714:

Meanwhile, declining from the noon of day,.

The sun obliquely shoots his burning ray;.

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,.

And wretches hang that jury-men may dine;.

 

Johnatha Swift, Gulliver's Travels - 1726

(...) there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving, by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are slaves. (...)

Magazines

 

Charles Dickens "Three Detectives Anedoctes" 1850

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